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Human Resources

Location: University Drive, Mt Helen, Ballarat
Post: PO Box 663, Ballarat VIC 3353 
Ph: (03) 5327 9756


Overall responsibility for leading the development and delivery of our people strategy focusing on key priorities of workforce planning, people and leadership capability, talent and performance management, organisational culture realignment and change agility.

PositionNamePhone number
Director, Human ResourcesDeborah Walker(03) 5327 9718
Personal Assistant to Director, Human ResourcesShelley Nash(03) 5327 9514
Manager, Org. Development and PerformanceAnna Vagias(03) 5327 9207

HR Business Partnering


Pro-active issue resolution, workforce planning, organisational and people capabilities (PRDP), performance, staff awards, organisational change and culture.

PositionNamePhone number
Manager, HR Business PartneringKaren Willey(03) 5327 9366
HR Business PartnerCarl Trotta(03) 5327 9304
HR Business PartnerKelley Jones(03) 5327 9512
HR Business PartnerBen Dulude(03) 5327 6239
HR Services OfficerCamilla Barker(03) 5327 8719

HR Shared Services


Talent management (recruitment, selection, attraction and retention), remuneration (payroll and superannuation), academic promotion, maternity leave, immigration, systems (ESS, FedUni associates, PageUp, PRDP) and management information reporting.

PositionNamePhone number
Manager, HR Shared ServicesGlenn Bench(03) 5327 9517
HR Shared Services PartnerLisa Pickering(03) 5327 9620
Coordinator, HR [Monday to Wednesday]Richelle Brehaut(03) 5327 9367
Coordinator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander EmploymentKatrina Beer(03) 5327 9244
Human Resources AdvisorMichelle Krutli(03) 5327 6737
Human Resources Officer (and Reception)Brigette Cunningham(03) 5327 9756
Human Resources OfficerLaura Ryan(03) 5327 6479

HR Systems and Analytics


PositionNamePhone number
Coordinator, HR Management Information SystemsAndrew Christensen(03) 5327 9157



PositionNamePhone number
Team Leader, PayrollCarole Nimmo(03) 5327 9519
Payroll OfficerAlison Castley(03) 5327 6711
Payroll OfficerLisa Ashmore(03) 5327 6817
Payroll OfficerAndrea Gedye(03) 5327 9576

Workplace Relations / Workplace Support

Workplace relations, workplace agreements, employee wellbeing, EAP, return to work and WorkCover.

PositionNamePhone number
Interim Manager, Workplace RelationsWes Walker(03) 5327 6807
Injury Management and Wellbeing Co-ordinatorJoanne Fiorenza(03) 5327 6197